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  1. Lykophron: Alexandra

    Lykophron: Alexandra [Hardback]

    Simon Hornblower (Author)

    £120.00

    ISBN: 9780199576708
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The Alexandra attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece. At 1474 lines, it is one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the hellenistic period (most likely the early second century BC)... .... Learn More
  2. Theocritus; Moschus; Bion

    Theocritus; Moschus; Bion [Hardback]

    Neil Hopkinson (Editor)

    £16.95

    ISBN: 9780674996441
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, d... .... Learn More
  3. Xenophon and Sparta

    Xenophon and Sparta [Hardback]

    Anton Powell (Editor); Nicolas Richer (Author)

    £64.00

    ISBN: 9781905125371
    Published by : Classical Press of Wales
    The writing of Spartan history for long involved gliding - sometimes seamlessly - between the evidence of very different ancient sources. Now, a short series conceived by The Classical Press of Wales will examine closely and individually each o... .... Learn More
  4. Sophist Kings

    Sophist Kings: Persians as Other in Herodotus [Hardback]

    Vernon L Provencal (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781780936130
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Sophist Kings: Persians as Other sets forth a reading of Herodotus' Histories that highlights the consistency with which the Persians are depicted as sophists and Persian culture is infused with a sophistic ideology. The Persians ... .... Learn More
  5. Stesichorus in Context

    Stesichorus in Context [Hardback]

    P. J. Finglass (Editor); Adrian Kelly (Editor)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9781107069732
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The sixth-century BC Greek poet Stesichorus was highly esteemed in antiquity; but by about AD 400 his works had been almost completely lost. Over recent decades, however, the recovery of substantial portions of his poetry has enab... .... Learn More
  6. Gods Rich in Praise

    Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry

    Christopher Metcalf (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9780198723363
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Many scholars today believe that early Greek literature, as represented by the great poems of Homer and Hesiod, was to some extent inspired by texts from the neighbouring civilizations of the ancient Near East, especially Mesopota... .... Learn More
  7. Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetry

    Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetry [Paperback]

    Oivind Andersen (Author)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9781107525917
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book sets out to disentangle the complex chronology of early Greek epic poetry, which includes Homer, Hesiod, hymns and catalogues. The preserved corpus of these texts is characterized by a rather uniform language and many recurring themes... .... Learn More
  8. Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama

    Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama [Paperback]

    Judith Fletcher (Author)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9781107525832
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Oaths were ubiquitous rituals in ancient Athenian legal, commercial, civic and international spheres. Their importance is reflected by the fact that much of surviving Greek drama features a formal oath sworn before the audience. T... .... Learn More
  9. Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition

    Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition [Paperback]

    Zachary P. Biles (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781107525948
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Athenian comic drama was written for performance at festivals honouring the god Dionysos. Through dramatic action and open discourse, poets sought to engage their rivals and impress the audience, all in an effort to obtain victory... .... Learn More
  10. Plutarch and His Roman Readers

    Plutarch and His Roman Readers [Hardback]

    Philip A. Stadter (Author)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780198718338
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Plutarch's focus on the great leaders of the classical world, his anecdotal style, and his self-presentation as a good-natured friend and wise counsellor have appealed over the centuries to a wide audience, persons as diverse as B... .... Learn More

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